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. and for those who are unfamiliar with the term "stem" it stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. the hard sciences that we have too few in terms of graduates from our colleges and universities. this bill passed in the house of representatives with 245 votes, and was originally sponsored by my friend and colleague, lamar smith of texas, and is very similar to a piece of legislation i myself have introduced earlier this year. the goal of this legislation is one that i think is -- enjoys broad bipartisan support, and that is to help the united states retain more of the highly skilled immigrants who come to study at our colleges and universities. in particular, this bill would make eligible for a green card those who graduate in the stem fields who get a master's degree or a ph.d. and so we would not add to the net number of green cards that would be eligible, there is 55,000 diversity lottery visa green cards that would be substituted for by these stem green cards. now, we all know that america's immigration system is broken, and, unfortunately, it's a self-inflicted wound in many
out? a new report by the national academy of science says the agency has no solid plan for the future. that report blames the president for the lack of direction, but it goes on to say nasa has not done enough to accomplish the obama administration's goal of sending astronauts to an astroid. a former nasa scientist says he's never seen the agency so utterly unfocused. >>> the holidays are finally here and one of the fixtures of the season happens tomorrow night. erica grow with a preview of the lighting of the national christmas tree. >> the first lady and tree will be where? >> reporter: the national park foundation is ready to give you a tree lighting ceremony you won't soon forget. the national tree is brand-new just planted in october and it's been prepped for tomorrow's spectacular display from top to bottom. >> we work on it all year long and now is crunch time. this is the 90th anniversary of the tree lighting. we'll have over 20,000 people here tomorrow night watching a live show. >> and the first lady of the united states of america. >> reporter: the stage is set for a spec
.5 billion. doug mcelway has the story. >> we realize it is the stuff of science fiction. we intend to make it science fact. >> it would appear too incredible. except these former nasa managers are credible and experienced. calling their project golden spike. they planned to send man back to the moon within a decade on commercial spacecraft at a cost of $7 billion to $8 billion. >> our vision is to create a reliable and affordable u.s. base imher shall -- commercial trans transportation system. it is from virtually any nation or any corporation. or any individual. >> reporter: -- >> for many robotic missions they know the moon is tapping. >> it is rich in platinum and other elements of exotic value are there in huge quantity. >> helium 3 which does not exist in sufficient quantities on earth is plentiful on the moon. it could be mined and returned to earth to provide fuel for nuclear fusion which unlining the fission powered reactors leaves little radio active waste. >> and liftoff. >> extreme frugality is factored into the planning. >> adapt crew capsules that are already in development. o
straightforward guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. let's find out if we have got anything wrong so far. for that we go to tv's andy levy. joy do you have your -- >> do you have your bus there? >> it is my cat. >> i don't think so. >> it is my cat. >> it is a bus. >> i see a cat. >> i believe you do. >> i do. i see a cat. >> i don't think you are lying. >> i wonder what your cats look like, andy? >> not like that. >> i'm afraid. >> and you will never find out. students pushing for divest meant. ambassador, you said if they don't like endowments, let them pay a higher tuition. okay, i agree. but let me be a little con terror yen. contrarian, aren't colleges supposed to do things like this? >> from you asking if they are supposed to act in an immature way, then yes, it fits into that. >> all right. >> that's it? >> i just feel like maybe in college you are supposed to do things like this. >> it is a possibility. >> you know by saying this -- >> we will get to that later. >> andy happened to do the
be donated to science to study the long-term effects of concussions. that was before investigators say he shot himself in the chest. and the scientists who examined deurson's brain as well as junior. researches at boston university report they investigated brain samples from 85 people all of whom had histories of brain injuries. they claim 80% of those brains showed signs of a certain type of brain disease that cause memory loss, depression and dementia. almost all of those brains they say belong to athletes. but scientist its say they don't have enough evidence to prove that the hits on the field caused the brain disease. earlier today on "studio b," a doctor suggested we have reached a point where parents really should think twice before even allowing their kids to play football. >> parents that are watching today need to be highly suspicious and highly cautious about having their kids participate in high school football, either if they don't get the right test done, if they are not followed frequently and certainly to make sure that the right protection is put in place to at least abso
in san francisco the " geophysical union. rumors of a discovery began after nasa's she's sciences said that the rover had gathered data for the " history books. nasa downplayed that statement but we will find out what happened this morning in san francisco. >> school for some public school students will get longer but not in california. five states are announcing today that they are adding at least 300 hours of learning time to their schools starting next year. colorado, connecticut, massachusetts and new york and tennessee are part of this plan. the goal is to boost student achievement and make u.s. schools more competitive on a global level. this is a three year pilot program and a mix of federal state fines or will find this operation. >> japanese officials have been prompted to order the immediate inspection of lots of other titles across the country. the tunnel in question, nine people were killed yesterday in that collapse. japanese officials say the concrete ceiling slabs fell on a moving car as well. traffic was running through the tunnel when these labs came down. deep inside
walt disney was a science pioneer. look at this. scientists decided to take thermal pictures of someone telling a lie, and you can see it right there, the picture is showing the area around the nose is bright red. it turns out our noses heat up when we stretch the truth, somehow connecting the part of the brain that links heat to emotion. >>> and we have another fresh look at an old idea. our picture tonight, the iconic hollywood sign after its face-lift ready for its close-up. nine letters, each 45 feet tall given a fresh coat of paint, 275 gallons, if you're counting, and the makeover now prepares the sign for its 90th birthday next year. and we really do love hearing what captured your imagination every day. so tweet me your thoughts for "instant index" @dianesawyer. we'll be reading them. >>> and coming up next, she is a legend in fashion and in film and now rumored to be in line for a big job in the obama administration? ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] you've been years in the making. and there are many years ahead. join the millions of members who've chosen an aarp medicare supplem
a big discovery began after curiosity's sciences was quoted as saying that a rover instrument responsible for finding inorganic compounds had gathered data for " the history books. nasa downplayed that comment in a statement on friday. >> pope benedict the 16th have officially joined twitter today launching his official twitter account. the formal announcement is set for a press conference with catholic and twitter officials said the vatican. the pope will be composing the tweeds for the new account himself. the pope will press the button to send first himself but after that other people will send tweet out on his behalf. in june 2011 the popes in his first week from the twitter account for the vatican new site no word on what the pope's tour account name will be yet. we will find out today. >> the time is for 50 2:00 a.m. coming up on the kron for morning new we still have quite a few pictures-- 4:52. there is a tree that fell over on a house. we can have--send us your pictures so we can incorporate them into our newscast put them on our facebook page. >> we will be right wel
innovators among charities increase education for girls and minority students in science and technology. seven nonprofit will win the first global global impact awards today. among them $5 million to water, a group that drill wells for water across africa. and $5 million to donors choose a doctor or for new investors is a science and math classes with the college board for under represent students. google says innovations is underfunded among nonprofits. >> we will be back in a minute welcome back the time is 4 :15. the bay area continue to conducclean up the aftermathf a storm that knocked down trees and cut the power for thousands. the trees all over were not down on to cars and homes and power was cut to thousands. the rain is being partly blamed for causing giant sinkhole here in lafayette. workers spent most of the day cleaning up the hole with holes, as the raiders and dump trucks. city officials say an expose a foot storm pipe was designed to save for transport water underneath the road but somehow failed. the road keeton sunday morning creating a crack crater that is 80 ft. long
of his students. james crumb, a computer science teacher was starting class when a shooter broke in and assaulted crumb. more shocking the identity of the attacker. it was the teacher's own son. before 25-year-old christopher crumb had fatally stabbed his father's girlfriend at his home and he fatally stabbed his father before fatally stabbing himself. you smoke to neighbors and did the neighbors in fact tell you whether the teacher and his girlfriend, whether they were concerned, whether they had any fears, whether there are security issues? >> that's the question now is what happened to lead a son to kill his father. i spoke to a neighbor who lived directly across the street from heidi arnold and jim crumb. she said she met them last summer, that they largely kept to themselves but there were no red flags about any of this that potentially could have happened. and in a press conference with police, there weren't any red flags, i would could have been much, much worse. both of the professors are dead and there were six students in the the classroom at the time of the incident. t
. >> what this mission is about is integrated science. in the going to be one single moment where we all stand up and on the basis of a single measurement have a hallelujah moment. >>reporter: 2.5 billion dollar curiosity landed on mars in august on two year search for signs that life once existed on the planet. >> same conference in san francisco nasa talk about the voyager 1 spacecraft launched in 1977. it turns out all these years later it's still brimminging back new information. nasa announced voymer 1 now at the far reach of the solar system. this is nasa animation of voyager. area is called the magnetic highway and boundary that separates the solar system from the rest of space. now this means voyager one is on track to become the first man made object to exit solar system. when it will come is unknown partly because just no precedent. item fascinating. what an accomplishment. >> new to the thrown. up next britain royal family reveals some very big baby news. >> president obama takes to 20th tore push the solution to the fiscal cliff. g.o.p. makes a counter offer and now g
there is no science base to this. who are we supposed to believe? nasa who has been around since 1958 or the myans at least a couple years before that. >> which myan is claiming that? >> he is bob myan on 53rd and eighth and carrying signs for two months. >> have you ever seen "deep impact"? >> no, i think i know what it feels like though. >> this is my kind of girl. what are you doing later? >> nothing. or someone or something. >> we will talk. my number is 917. >> are you aware of what happens on december 21st? >> i love you. you are awesome. >> do you want me to interview you? >> happy hanukkah, happy kwanza. >> celebrate all. >> do your faith and belief correlate with the great opportunity to get laid? >> it is always a great opportunity. >> not for me. have i been trying all day and this whole thing does not work. >> finally somebody gets it. you know how i know they get it? the 2013 glasses are on rebate for $4.99 each. way to go guys. now i am going in to rob something. >> why do so many people put faith in this ancient calendar? >> i have never understood. i guess they were good at predict
seen it work for people with parkenson's. >> you're looking at science at a whole different level and excited as a physician and a surgeon, this is a major break through. six of these procedures have already been performed in toronto and this is the first one being done at johns hopkins and we're excited about this, and the second case, it's scheduled in december. as we mention about 70,000 of the procedures have been done for parkinson's, we see less tremor and really good outcome. what's important,a-- they have a clinical trial, and 20 patients are getting the battery of pacemakers and 20 followed up and we'll see what the result is going to be. the outcome of this trial should be out within a year and preliminary results should show that the pace of this short-term memory and slowing of the brain is going to be much less. so, this is a very exciting field and the fact that it's been done so many times, tells us it's quite safe. >> quickly before i let you go. do we know at this juncture if there's a certain stage of alzheimer's that you should actually treat this person with a
by the national academy of sciences. the report blames the president for a lack of direction. it also says nasa has not done enough to accomplish the obama administration's goal of sending astronauts to an asteroid. >>> the first female submariners in the u.s. navy have earned their dolphin. the dolphin pins awarded wednesday signify a woman's status as fully qualified submarine officers. they underwent a year of training followed by a year at sea to reach the milestone. >>> what was planned as a birthday party for jazz legend dave brubeck is now becoming a memorial tribute. >> he died just one day shy ever his 92nd birthday. his passion reached so far, it influenced the causes of civil rights and the thawing of the cold war. >> reporter: dave brubeck was a jazz pioneer whose career spanned eight decades. a classically trained pianist and composer formed his first band in 1951. eight years later the album "time-out." made his name a household name. it included a composition his saxophonist paul desmond wrote. "take five" with its catchy rhythms and unusual beat became brubeck's signature. it wa
? >> reporter: at the houston museum of natural science, not concern but a lot of curiosity. >> yeah, it was going so fast, it actually gets through the atmosphere, that makes the flow. >> reporter: the museum's astronomer suspects it's a meteorite, a small piece of rock burning through space. fit meets the criteria. >> did it make a trail? did it actually move? did it change color? did it move from east to west? >> reporter: a lot of scientists searching for explanation to what's called the fireball over texas, a lot of people who aren't scientists as well. >> i've heard so many different things about, you know, 2012. so it's kind of scary because it's getting closer to that day. >> a nasa expert says it may have been a meteor. national weather service says it was probably just space junk. there you go. >>> his architectural masterpieces speak for themselves. oscar niedermayer's spread across the country of brazil. next why his legacy will go on long after his death. our abundant natural gas is already saving us money, producing cleaner electricity, putting us to work here in americ
'm like flash? should i be concerned. >> reporter: at the houston museum of natural science, not concern, but a lot of curiosity. >> it's going so fast it actually gets through the atmosphere. >> the museum's astronomer suspects it's a meteorite, a small piece of rock burning through space. if it meets the criteria. >> did it make a trail, did it actually move, did it change color, did it move from east to west? >> reporter: a lot of scientists searching for an explanation of what's called the fireball over texas. a lot of people who aren't scientists as well. >> i have heard different things about 2012, so it's kind of scary because it's getting closer to that day. >> that was debra wrigley reporting. nasa has since cleared up the confusion. the flash was a meteor. coincidentally a meteor shower is expected to begin later this week. >>> are you on a job hunt or maybe you know someone who is? what if you could train on the job right from home? that's coming up. music is a universal language. but when i was in an accident... i was worried the health care system spoke a language all its ow
is for science and research. the u.s. condemns the launch saying it is the same technology that would be used to launch a ballistic missile. >>> alan simpson is cutting loose gangnam style. >> stop tweeting your breakfast. >> yes, the republican from wyoming wants to convince people to get involved with lowering the national debt. he asks young americans to use social media to sign a petition. i think that's going to be a successful marketing campaign. >> he's moving like gangnam style. >> soon you'll be doing it. >> a billion people will have seen that youtube video. >>> two prominent members of congress are standing by to join us live. they're getting ready to debate how to break the stalemate in the fiscal cliff negotiations. whether republicans should declare victory on taxes and move on. or are we all going over the fiscal cliff? let's see if we can work out a deal right here in the situation room. but it fits in your pocket. now tell the world daniel... of pepto-bismol to-go. at chevy's year-end event, we have 11 vehicles that offer an epa-estimated 30 mpg highway or better. yeah? hey.
change between natural gas and coal is still somewhat a question mark. it looks based on most science we have now cleaner than coal, but we just don't know. we don't know a lot about the local impacts and how long these prices stay low or how long the wells last. there's a lot wi don't know about it, and it's moving so quickly. i think that's why you see a lot of of this. >> there's a lot of fear. >> and you're someone who is familiar with this. you live in upstate. you consulted for the oil and gas industry and you're a toxicologist, right? what are the fears you hear, and what's yue feeling about how people are understanding the process? >> people are not understanding the process at at all. the information is out there. the industry has been doing this for a while. they have the information, but the problem is a lot of people don't believe what the industry says. so even if the industry -- >> which is not ridiculous. let me just say it for the record, right? this is just as a basic kind of -- i think you're right. what ends up happening is you get this debate, right? the natural gas c
the science behind every shape, size and shade of these pixels. >> you now have your camouflage. we're trying to trick the brain into seeing things that aren't actually there. >> reporter: digital patterns re-create shapes already found in nature and 3d layering creates depth and shadows where none exist. that's today's design. but developers already have one eye on tomorrow. >> what's coming up down the road and very quickly is the harry potter cloak. >> what is it. >> reporter: with that fictional cloak, harry isn't just camouflage, he's invisible. >> my body's gone. >> reporter: how invisible are we talking here? if i walked into a room with a soldier wearing one of these cloaks -- >> you wouldn't see him at all. he would be completely invisible to you. >> reporter: this isn't make believe. the military has seen this quantum stealth technology. it works by bending the light around an object, even conceal most of a person's shadow. imagine what that could do for a sniper hiding in a field or the american pilots who ejected over libya when their fighter jets crashed last year. >> they could
and indicted it will never exonerate you. it's considered inadmissible, it's considered junk science. i would advice those kids not to take it. i would go a step further with the mother. i'd tell her to start naming names. if she has specific individuals who she feels are holding things back, like tamara pointed back, they may or may not be and they don't have an obligation to reveal it put some social paper on those individual, put their names in the letter, put it out there publicly. >> that is a risky thing to do. now you're risking opening yourself up to liability or defamation if you name people that are potentially involved in a crime and it didn't occur. martha: i think back to natalee holloway and her mother and how strong here she felt that that young man, joran van der sloot knew what happened, and the people who were with them had more information than they were giving. as a parent it's impossible to imagine when you know that all these people were with her. they went to a bar together, they might know a little bit about who else was there. i have to believe, keith, that these poli
. that is what inspires people to go into heart fields like science and genering. they accomplish things in space but help defend our country and have innovations that keep our economy vibrant. >> it is a lot easier as a kid to look at some of the pictures we're watching now, some of the lunar explorers. the last lunar mission was taking place 40 years ago this week. it was a lot easier to get excited when you see, there's gene cernan bouncing around in moondust. when you have, i don't know, when you have just the robot up there on mars, yeah it is doing great work but not exactly a human connection. is that still inspiring kids today? >> i think there is a lack of near-term excitement. what's nasa doing now? what is it going to do the next five years for a college graduate looking for a job? my daughter is a aerospace engineering grad student looking to work in the space program but there is question whether there will be those opportunities. the robot is great but we need the human connection so we experience that ourselves with our machines we send out as scouts in advance. nasa needs a purpos
of our scientists and space sciences. the rumor mill started going last week when curiosity's chief scientist was quoted as saying that the rover had collected data that would make it to the history books. what does that mean?. nasa downplayed that comment in a statement on friday. that did not stop the rumor mills over the weekend today's announcement is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. this morning we will let you know what they an ounce. >> thank you james school for thousands of public school students is about to get longer. not in california five states are announcing today they are adding at least 300 hours of learning time to some school starting next year. a colorado, connecticut, massachusetts, new york and tennessee are all part of this the goal is to boost student achievement and to make u.s. schools more, pedicle level. three-year pilot program will affect 20,000 students not here in california. state and federal funds will cover the cost. >> the california kid every a sigh of relief. we will be right back. we will be back here as the kron 4 morning news continues we will be back
from mars but in reality once we decide what we're going to do we have a science operational working group. we decide what we're going to do and the sol is a martian day. we write the script. we program -- we write the program. that takes about six hours to write. and then it gets sent from the deep space network to mars where the rover picks it up and the rover does all of those operations during that day. it gets that information first thing in the morning and then it is with us all day long. you program an entire day in one sitting. >> i love that name. did you say deep mars network? >> deep space. reporting live from the deep space network. so that's interesting. why do a whole day's worth of instructions at one time? is it more efficient form the machine? does it -- >> there's always this 20-minute light delay. in writing the program writing the scripts it's called, takes a little bit of time to do. we have to get together and review things. doing it in real time is inefficient. the way the rover wo
other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >> chatting with you life at current.com/billpress. this is "the bill press show" live on your radio and current tv. >> bill: friday, december 7th here, the "full-court press" coming to you life from our nation's capitol and our studio on capitol hill brought to you today by the united steel workers and their great international president, leo gerard, north america's largest industrial union rep precepting 1.2 million active and retired members usw.org. big news this week uteout in the west, to colorado and washington. they had approved on november 6th each day, approving a measure for the full legalization of recreational use of marijuana. those laws have now kicked in. it is legal in washington and colorado to smoke pot. but will the if he did allow it? al ant saint pierre is the executive director of norml gets a lot of credit. allen, good to see you. >> good day, bill >> bill: i want you to know that last week, last time you were here, the question was raised about what the
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